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Old 01-06-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
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Uterus Ultrasound

My doctor has ordered an ultrasound for me following my pap test. She said that it was normal but also said there were endometrial cells present which shouldn't be there. Does this sound right or has anybody had to do this? I'm not sure I understand why the second test is necessary. I'm not having bleeding either.I'm unfamilar with this medical stuff. I hope I'm writing on the correct board also. Thanks

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Old 01-07-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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Re: Uterus Ultrasound

Here's a summary of the medical thinking on that, taape:

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10. What is the management of the pap smear reported as showing endometrial cells?

The Bethesda 2001 Classification System decided to report the presence of endometrial cells on pap smears as abnormal if the woman was over the age of 40. This decision was based on the possibility of endometrial cancer presenting as shed endometrial cells appearing on the pap smear of a menopausal woman. Obviously, many women over the age of 40 are not menopausal. For this reason, clinical judgment is required. If the pap smear was taken from a pre-menopausal woman, especially near the time of her menses, the finding of endometrial cells is not abnormal and no further follow up is required. If the woman is post-menopausal, then investigation the endometrium should be considered.
I don't know if this board allows hyperlinks.

[url]http://www.usask.ca/cme/articles/abnormalpap.shtml[/url]

 
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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Re: Uterus Ultrasound

Alyss,
Thank you, I'll check out the link.

 
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